How does refreshers and bonus work at Apple?

Jul 23, 2019 16 Comments

How does refreshers and bonus work at Apple?
I hear 0%-200% for the refresh and 0-15% for bonus as the ranges.
Nothing is mentioned on the offer letter, so just verbal communication from rec.

I'm guessing bonus is straight forward, based on base pay.

For refreshers, Is it 200% of base or 200% of annual RSU vesting amount or 200% of the median RSU offered to people in that level?
And do refreshers also vest in 4 years?

What's the vesting cycle? Annual or semi-annual?

I'm not expecting to get 200%, just trying to get the denominator.


The recruiter is hard to connect with and very ad-hoc. I'm guessing he is overwhelmed with too many things.
I have already sent email to follow up.

But too excited to wait till then.
That's why we have this community, don't we?


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Ask where you “hear” it!
    Jul 23, 2019 11
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      Can we try and ban this guy from blind for bullying or spamming?
      Aug 4, 2019
    • Poor snowflake
      Aug 4, 2019
  • Apple / Eng bokn
    OP, depends on your performance. I would say 200% of base is quite rare but you can get 100% of base if exceeds. On an average it will be 60-70k for ICT3 and around 100k for ICT4
    Jul 23, 2019 3
    • Amazon HyR3i6T
      I have the same question as the above comment.

      Is it 100k worth of RSUs that vest that year or that vests later?
      Jul 23, 2019
    • Apple / Eng bokn
      It vests over 4 years but you get as refreshers every year if you are ict4. Again depends on performance
      Jul 23, 2019


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